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Průhonice Park is one of the gems of Czech Republic. It’s a photographer’s delight, a nature lover’s paradise. Just around 18 kilometers from Prague city centre it is a very popular destination with the locals as well as tourists. It’s a perfect place to spend a day at leisure with family and friends.

Průhonice Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spread in an area of around 250 hectares, it is the largest Alpine landscape on a natural terrain across Europe. It is a perfect destination for every season. The place has its unique seasonal charms. The Průhonice  castle is also a beautiful site. It is just partially open to public.

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The park was founded by Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva-Tarouca in the year 1885. He has a major contribution in making the place what it is today. It was his vision of plantation and landscaping that brought the place to its present glory.

How to Reach Průhonice Park

It takes around 25- 30 minutes to reach Průhonice  Park by car from the Prague city centre.

Public transport is also readily available.

The route for public transport is: Red Metro Line —–> Opatov Stop.
From Opatov ——> Bus No. 363 to Průhonice

Pricing

The metro ride till Opatov is included in any type of Pass. For passengers without pass, the metro ride will cost 24 CZK (Czech Koruna). The bus ride from Opatov to Průhonice costs 18 CZK per person.

The entry ticket for Průhonice  is 80 CZK for adults and 50 CZK for children between 6 and 15 years, students and senior citizens aged 65 years and above.

Things to do in Průhonice

The park is a popular destination for all seasons. In summers, specially during the month of May, it is full of the beautiful Rhododendron plants. The place looks like a picturesque desktop wallpaper in the Autumn. In winters nothing is more beautiful than the mixture of green and white.

 

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The park is also very popular for taking walks; be it  leisure, romantic or hiking.

The park has three marked trails:
Blue (Basic Route) – around 2.5 kilometers long
Yellow Route – around 5 kilometers long.
Red Route – around 10 kilometers long.

The walking trails are clearly marked throughout the park. Map is also available at the ticket counter.

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The park also has a botanical garden. One can find beautiful seasonal flowers in the gardens. It’s a must visit for flower lovers and people who are into gardening. The botanical garden is approachable by all the three routes.

Even though the red route is the longest it covers all the important points of the park. A leisure walk with interval breaks can last up to 4-5 hours. The 10 kilometer hike can also be completed in around 2 to 2.5 hours.

For the most romantic feel visit the park in autumn. The surroundings are so vivid and picturesque that it is impossible to keep your romantic side hidden ;-).

 

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After the walk in the Park a visit to the castle is a must.

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After spending an amazing time inside the park ; the ideal end to the trip is a small break for ice- cream or a cake in the small cafe located in the castle compound. For more hungry quests, a lot of good quality restaurants are located in the vicinity. My all time favourite is the Pizza Coloseum.

And if you are smitten by the beauty of the place it is also a popular wedding destination 😉

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0 thoughts on “Day Trip to Průhonice Park”

Kaitlynn · June 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Your pictures are stunning!! The UNESCO sites never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing this, I’d love to walk through this park one day

    Prajakta · June 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks a lot for reading the post. It’s indeed an amazing place for a walk ☺

Bikramjit · June 6, 2017 at 7:50 am

Wowo.. what a beautiful place.

I might go nd see it next weekend as me and a couple of friends are off to prague for a few days…

    Prajakta · June 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Yes, it’s a beautiful place to relax…. If you like being close to nature you can also visit Vojanovy Sady.. it’s a park close to city centre. There you will find a lot of peacocks.. roaming around in the open. Do let me know if you need any help while you are in Prague

boundlessblessingsblog · June 6, 2017 at 8:32 am

Stunning pictures Prajakta, what a presentation.

Desiree · June 6, 2017 at 10:14 am

wow it is breathtaking, the castle is amazing, and like you said what an incredible spot for a wedding

    Prajakta · June 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for reading the post. The place is stunning ☺

Megala · June 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

Lovely park!

Neha · June 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Stunning place! Your pictures gave me a feel of being there. Best read of the day 🙂

    Prajakta · June 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Thank you so much for reading. Your wonderful words made my day ☺

daneelyunus · June 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Beautiful pics

    Prajakta · June 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you so much for reading the post. The place is really very beautiful ☺

Wendell A. Brown · June 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

The photos are marvelous!!!!!

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